Flora Leona Scott Nielsen, 102, of Penn Yan passed away February 1, 2023, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 5, 1920, in Benton, N.Y. to Roy and Bertha Steger Scott.
She married Elmer Nielsen on January 20, 1941.
She worked with Dr. William Rhudy, was a teacher’s aide at Penn Yan Elementary School and worked many years at Lown’s Department Store and Lown’s House of Shoppes in Penn Yan, N.Y. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Flora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt and friend who will be missed by all. At the age of 102 she continued to live independently in her own home.
A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Lori Nickoloff, will be held on Saturday February 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 Hamilton St., Penn Yan. An hour prior to the service, 10 to 11 a.m., will be calling hours also held at the church. A luncheon will be provided after the service.
Flora is survived by her son David (Charlene) Nielsen; daughter Rita (Robert) Rasmussen; grandchildren, Julie Rasmussen (Jody Jaynes); Jamie Rasmussen; Jeff (Katie) Nielsen; honorary grandchild Jeffrey Rasmussen; great-grandchildren, Parker and Abigail Rasmussen; Dax and Lucy Nielsen; sisters-inlaw, Doris (Clem) Nielsen and Edith (Blondie) Snyder; nephew Roy Voak; and many other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer and sister, Mary Voak.
Contributions may be made to: Pet Pride of New York. Checks should be made payable to Pet Pride of New York and mailed to Pet Pride of New York, 7731 Victor-Mendon Rd, Victor, NY 14564, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.